Spied – DC Avanti spotted at a workshop

Posted on: Jun 12, 2014 - 9:56pm IST

WorldcarFans.com has published a picture of a batch of production-ready DC Design Avanti vehicles from a workshop.

“India’s first supercar” as DC wants to call it, the Avanti was showcased first at the Auto Expo more than two years ago as a concept car. Fast forward to the 2014 Auto Expo, the production version was on view, with changes to interior, frame and aerodynamics. Engineers were seen last month testing a camouflaged prototype on Pune roads.

DC Avanti production vehicles spotted at a workshop
The Avanti is powered by a 2-liter Ford Ecoboost engine matched to a six-speed manual transmission.

The Avanti’s power comes from a 2-liter Ford EcoBoost engine that produces 250 hp and 360 Nm of torque, matched to a 6-speed manual transmission. DC claims the Avanti can complete the 0-100 km/h sprint in 6 seconds and reach a top speed of 180 kmph. The car weighs 1,580 kg and has a ground clearance of 170 mm, adequate to handle speed bumps.

In an interview DC Design’s boss Dilip Chhabria said deliveries would commence in February, which has not been met. The first 25 Avantis are promised at a price of INR 25 lakh each, past which each would cost INR 30 lakh. In the same interview DC also discussed the plan of producing 100 Avantis a month at its Talegaon facility in Maharashtra.

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[Source – WorldCarFans.com]

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6 thoughts on “Spied – DC Avanti spotted at a workshop

  1. Joy says:

    super car with a top speed of 180 kmph.. rofl..
    we do that with our budget cars.. hurray, i already own a super car..

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    1. prolever says:

      True. My Aunt 2005 Proton Gen2 can reach 230km/h in its tiny 1.6l N/A 115bhp engine. Although it takes some times.

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  2. Chanakya says:

    Please call this a sports car if you like but not a super car!! It’s a fine effort from DC though. If some one like Maruti who sells more than a million cars ever take note and try to give us a cheap and fast car!! A fully blown swift sport won’t harm any one 🙂

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  3. Dr. Nayak says:

    Ford Ecoboost engine in a Super car? DC must design a handmade engine first than design the car around it. This is not a difficult task in India with cheap labor, and plenty of small forging/sheet metal fabrication units, ready to forge variety of alloys and sheet metal fabrications. With plenty of laser/water jet cutting units around, a CAD drawing to parts in SS is not a farfetched thing in India. This is a good effort from DC; but please don’t insult us (millions of computer, mechanical and auto engineers) by calling this a Supercar!

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  4. Hitin Suri says:

    Without automatic it defeats the purpose of super car , hope Mr . Chaberia is take note of this !

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    1. APN r says:

      True when there is automatic gear (7-10) tech started to emerge.

      Reply

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